NASPA Alabama

Welcome to the NASPA website for the great state of Alabama! This website serves as a resource for NASPA members within the state of Alabama regarding all that is NASPA on the national, regional, and state levels. You may find information here about volunteer opportunities, scholarships, research, the state Drive-In Conference, and much, much more! We invite you to look around the website to explore opportunities to engage with NASPA-AL. You can also connect with us on Facebook (Naspa Alabama) and Instagram (@naspaal).

Message from the State Director

Welcome to the NASPA-AL website. I encourage you to see all that we have to offer and find ways to get involved at the state, regional, and national levels. Let me know how I can help.

Chris Jones
Alabama - State Director


One of the best resources available to you is the wide range of professional development opportunities available through NASPA. Our signature, annual event is the Drive-In Conference which brings professionals together from around the state for a day of networking, learning, and recognition.

Drive-In Conference Details


Each year NASPA-AL recognizes outstanding members across the state by honoring individual professionals with state awards.  To continue with this tradition, please consider nominating one of your Alabama colleagues.  State winners will be nominated for consideration at the Region III awards level, as applicable.  Each nomination should include the following:

  • Current resume
  • Contact information for both the nominee and nominator
  • A minimum of one, maximum of two letters of support with one preferably being from a current supervisor

All award recipients must have an active membership with NASPA.

NASPA-AL 2021 Awards

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Get Involved

Want to get involved? There are multiple leadership opportunities within the state to support members seeking to broaden their experiences and contribute to the profession. 

For more information on leadership opportunities, contact the Alabama State Director, Chris Jones.

Involvement Opportunities

2021 NASPA-AL Virtual Drive-In Conference Committee

NASPA-AL is now accepting volunteers to serve one of three 2021 NASPA-AL Virtual Drive-In Conference Committees:

Programming and Logistics Team: This team will review, discuss, and select a variety of program presentations for the conference day. This team is also be responsible for developing the conference platform (Hopin) to ensure that all information in the platform is updated in preparation for the conference. During the virtual conference, this team executes logistical day-of conference needs including but not limited to the assisting attendees navigating the platform, messaging conference participants, working the info desk, and supporting the needs of the NASPA-AL Board.

Regional Outreach and Sponsorships Team: This team works to help engage with Alabama colleges and universities that lack a presence and engagement with NASPA-AL throughout the year or at the annual conference. This team will develop a plan for outreach and engagement with all institutions across the state to get them informed about the organization and what it offers. The Conference Chair-elect will lead this team in obtaining sponsorships for the organization and the annual state conference.

Those interested in volunteering for committee membership should email

Jerran Hill, Conference Chair


Phone: 205-348-9189

Awards & Scholarships Committees

Volunteers needed for NASPA-AL Selection Committees!
The NASPA-AL Board of Directors are looking for volunteers to serve on the award and scholarship selection committees for the 2021 NASPA-AL Conference. Volunteers will review applications and nominations starting December 1, 2020 and must have completed their review by December 18, 2020. To volunteer, complete this interest form by Friday, November 27, 2020.

To apply, click here. 

Board of Directors

Newsletter Archive

The NASPA-AL Newsletter serves as an on-going resource for members and other professionals seeking to connect and share resources, updates, volunteer opportunities, and more. Submissions are welcomed and must be submitted by the 15th day of the month. Submit an update, article, or opportunity by emailing

2020 Newsletters

March Edition

April Edition

June Edition

July Edition

August Edition

October Edition

2021 Virtual Conference Edition